Bloomsbury to Publish 50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience by Jillian Harrison-Longworth

Jillian Harrison-Longworth presents 50 short but snappy practical activities as starting points for Early Years practitioners to develop emotional resilience in the young children they work with.

There has always been emphasis placed on personal, social and emotional education, particularly in the Early Years. Emotionally resilient children are well equipped to deal with the challenges they may face, and this resilience reflects a range of skills, strengths and characteristics acquired and refined throughout one’s life. Over the last ten years, Jillian Harrison-Longworth has planned and delivered a wide range of short but focused activities that can be used to develop aspects of emotional resilience across five key areas: confidence, self-image, self-esteem, perseverance and cooperation. This book contains refined activities for each of these crucial sections that
most commonly arise in schools and settings.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Developing Emotional Resilience provides short but snappy practical activities as starting points for practitioners to develop emotional resilience in the children they work with.

  • Includes ‘Taking it forward’ sections to further develop activities
  • Has specific activities to support the development of key aspects of emotional resilience
  • Features full-colour photographs and easy-to-follow instructions making it an invaluable dip-in-and-out resource
  • The activities use easy-to-source resources and require little preparation

Author Biography
Jillian Harrison-Longworth qualified as a teacher in 2000 and has taught full time since. She has worked with children across the full primary age range but her passion lies in Early Years. Between 2006 and 2011, she worked as a senior Early Years Consultant for Cumbria LA. Jillian also works as part of a wider teaching school alliance, planning and delivering school improvement programmes. She has delivered a wide range of training and INSET locally and countywide and continues to provide professional support to colleagues and families.

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